Interview With Singer/Songwriter Sasha Hromyk! (@SashaHromyk)
1. How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?
I started out as a songwriter in Nashville. I was going through artist development and the team I was working with brought me on board for a couple projects. I learned so much about songwriting in Tennessee – bring your A game or go home. Nashville is a songwriting TOWN and the artists there truly respect the craft. I loved each experience I had.
I’ve written with artists all across the music spectrum from R&B, to Country, Contemporary Christian, and Pop. It was fun to see each genre’s approach to storytelling.
2. What was your first big project?
My debut EP “Brighter Paradigm.” It was the first project I helped initiate and funded myself. I recorded in Nashville after prepping for months back home in Washington State.
There were four tracks all co-written with other writers. My first trip to Music City consisted of co-writing for one week. Some tracks made it on the EP (Blinded By Belief, When We Were Young) while others fell to the wayside. The second trip out there was for recording. Due to me only having one week there we had to crunch. I recorded all four tracks in two 12 hour sessions. Needless to say I was exhausted.
3. How would you describe your sound?
Blue-Eyed Soul. It’s R&B/Pop with emphasis on the R&B. I’ve always loved artists like Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, and Dru Hill. They’re on my playlists frequently.
JoJo, Tori Kelly, ZAYN, Travis Garland, and Ariana Grande are great contemporary examples. I love their approach to music and their vocals are amazing.
4. How would you describe your experiences auditioning for “X factor” and “The Voice”?
I describe them as learning experiences. Each setback provided an opportunity for growth. Sometimes you’re not as good as you think you are. There are times you need to go back to square one and re-evaluate. If your skill set needs work there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s a time for everyone.
Another thing I learned through the rejection was that my identity was misplaced. I was putting my worth and value in my performance. I measured my identity by how “successful” I was. What I didn’t know was that my identity flowed from another place. I consider myself a spiritual person and believe in having a relationship with Jesus Christ. When I realized my identity came from simply BEING a son of God, not DOING anything in particular, my paradigm shifted.
5. What has the fan reaction been like since your release of “Tell Me”?
It’s been great! Everyone has loved it. Those who know me well have described it as “my sound.” I wanted to stay true to myself and the songs I’ve loved growing up. “Tell Me” was an ode to that sound – but also remains the kind of music I want to continue making.
6. Do you have any other upcoming projects you’d like to share with us?
I have things in the works but everything is in such early stages. You can definitely expect more from me in the future.
7. What are your social media handles?
Instagram and Twitter: @sashahromyk Facebook: thesashahromyk
I would LOVE to connect with everyone there. Feel free to follow and message me anytime you want. See you there. Thank you so much for reading! Love you guys
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